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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Oct 28, 2009 2:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Completely Non Dead: The Terminator is Back

That made me laugh

and I needed a laugh.

Thanks.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 28, 2009 7:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Completely Non Dead: The Terminator is Back

Hey DIAP! Hang in there man...damn, no wonder things have been having trouble done there. My knee is acting up, and still hoping to make it a few more yrs on the original model, esp as I have to throw a snit to get shit out of my HMO.

Anyhow--keep us posted. We are defn pulling for you.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Oct 28, 2009 2:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Completely Non Dead: The Terminator is Back

If you type "Find Chuck Norris" and click the "I'm Feeling Lucky" in google it pops up.

I forgot so just posted the link. It' funnier if you tell someone how to do it

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Oct 28, 2009 2:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Completely Non Dead: The Terminator is Back

Thanks - my wife will love it.

My bad health has been all we have been concentrating on the last month or so and this unexpected type of humor helps as a momentary distraction.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Oct 28, 2009 2:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Completely Non Dead: The Terminator is Back

Sorry to hear about your health issues, hope get/feel better soon.

My wife had some health issues (nothing serious thank God) but certainly they took a toll on mood and attitude.

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Oct 28, 2009 2:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Completely Non Dead: The Terminator is Back

Thanks man.
I truely believe in the power of positive thinking and it has been tough to be positive lately.

At least this collection of old farts keeps me entertained each day.

Old farts? That could be the band or forumites - you decide...

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Oct 28, 2009 2:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Completely Non Dead: The Terminator is Back

shit dave - things are going well? it has been a long haul for ya man. hope and prayers that healing will increase more rapidly.

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Oct 28, 2009 2:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Completely Non Dead: The Terminator is Back

Thanks for the thoughts and prayers.
As you know, back at the beginning of October I had my fourth hip surgery. During the operation they discovered a bacterial infection. So since October 6th, I have been on IV anti-biotics (Vancomycin) and have generally felt like shit. I have to take 1250mg, three times per day. This treatment will continue until November 17 and hopefully it will do the trick. I go back to see the "Infectious Disease Specialist" (doesn't that sound scary) on November 17 and will know more then.

Sometimes life really sucks you know?

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Oct 28, 2009 3:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Completely Non Dead: The Terminator is Back

that is one rough ride you have been on with those hips. definitely sending some positive energy your way to help rid that infection - that whole thing is REALLY unfair, no doubt at all. stay positive brother - lots of energy in this forum to help you get through this.

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Oct 28, 2009 3:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Completely Non Dead: The Terminator is Back

Was it MRSA? My friend who has MRSA made the mistake of going to Costa Rica and getting dental implants a few months ago. The dentist put a hole in her sinus cavity, and she ended up coming back with meningitis and now has an abscess on her spinal column. She has been getting vancomycin infusions and was getting metronidazole in the hospital.

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Poster: skies Date: Oct 29, 2009 8:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Completely Non Dead: The Terminator is Back

Gee, what an awful stor ,Deadred ! Is your friend ok now ?

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Oct 28, 2009 3:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Completely Non Dead: The Terminator is Back

It wasn't MRSA, but I do not recall the exact bacteria the doctor said it was and right now I don't feel like digging through all that paperwork to find the name.
The doctor did not have any indication where I may have picked this up - it could have even come with the original hip prosthetic that I got back it 2007.
The vancomycin infusions are a pain in the ass and they make me feel shitty, but if that is what kills the infection...

The alternative is NOT an option.

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Poster: high flow Date: Oct 28, 2009 2:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Completely Non Dead: The Terminator is Back

Hang in there. We're all sending good vibes yer way!

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Oct 28, 2009 3:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Completely Non Dead: The Terminator is Back

Thanks - I'll take all I can get.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Oct 28, 2009 3:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Completely Non Dead: The Terminator is Back

Hey, dogs, if you can handle a few more good wishes then I've got some for you - sending then your way right now.

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Oct 28, 2009 3:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Completely Non Dead: The Terminator is Back

Thanks Mr Wordsmith.
Please continue your excellent work at keeping the Direwolf and Mr Tell in their place...

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Poster: skies Date: Oct 29, 2009 8:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Completely Non Dead: The Terminator is Back

Dear Dogsinapile : hoping you get better soon ! It is so scarry to hear about your hip surgery . My doctor thinks i may have to do this hip surgery too ,but i stall constantly about this and in your opinion ,with your experience ,is it better or worse to get hip surgery done or not ?

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Oct 29, 2009 2:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Completely Non Dead: The Terminator is Back

Skies: ultimately it is a personal decision. In my case the decision was made for me since both hips deteriorated to the point of collapse. If you decide to go the surgery route, please be confident that your doctor is giving you the best advice available. Maybe get a second opinion prior to surgery (it made me more at ease). Also, follow all the doctor's instructions and be patient - it is a long and trying recovery. GOOD LUCK.